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03-10-2014 10:51 AM  4 years agoPost 1
dschertz

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Jackson, MI

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I've been seeing a lot of action in the classifieds for Hirobo, just seems people bail out prematurely on things. It almost seems like it's to difficult to look around and realize you can still get parts, likely cheaper than they were, if people would just look around and contact RCJapan. It's a shame really.

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03-10-2014 01:54 PM  4 years agoPost 2
Blue Angel

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Redford, Mi - USA

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dschertz: I'm with you on that. I love Hirobo!

Blue Angel

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03-10-2014 02:40 PM  4 years agoPost 3
crflyer

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Maine

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I love Hirobo
I've been getting most of my parts through RC Japan, they are a top notch company. I usually get my order in 5 days shipped to Maine, and the prices are good also.
Ill keep flying my Hirobo helis as long as possible.

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03-10-2014 05:24 PM  4 years agoPost 4
B.T.D.T.

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NY

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Good time to add to your fleet when the price is right.

RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.,
Seaview Rotary Wings

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03-10-2014 07:02 PM  4 years agoPost 5
Flying Brian

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St. Clairsville, Ohio

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I hate being called a quitter! I'm buying another kit!

"I just don't Listen" "

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03-10-2014 07:35 PM  4 years agoPost 6
Mike0251

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Hills of the Blue Ridge VA

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Far from it....

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03-10-2014 11:51 PM  4 years agoPost 7
tommytt1

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Mercerville, NJ, USA

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I came back to Hirobo recently and as long as I get parts, I'm keeping it! I have even been eyeballing Mike0251's Lepton EX in the classifieds.

I made a mistake once, but I was wrong?

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03-11-2014 12:05 AM  4 years agoPost 8
payne1967

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uk

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my hirobo's won't be sold

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03-11-2014 11:29 AM  4 years agoPost 9
dschertz

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Jackson, MI

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Ever since the first Freya came out, I've been all in. Won't change until I no longer can get parts. I'm also refusing to go to electric. (I have my reasons). Last though, I was criticized for having "outdated" machines. Realized why enjoy flying by myself. I dislike the latest and greatest crowds.

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03-11-2014 05:12 PM  4 years agoPost 10
2kwik2c

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Chino Hills, USA

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I'm a blue blooded RC helicopter enthusiast, so it's safe to say Hirobo is in my blood.

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03-13-2014 01:55 PM  4 years agoPost 11
Ryster1

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Staten Island, New York - U.S.A.

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I also will not part with my HIROBO Machines..

5 Nitro Hirobo's so far & I too have no problem adding to my HIROBO fleet when one comes up for sale..

I'm currently looking at buying HIROBO's Gas Engine Freya Kit..(0414-948).

Best flying machines I have ever had the Pleasure of Owning!



Steve
RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
Seaview Rotary Wings, Brooklyn NY

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03-13-2014 07:55 PM  4 years agoPost 12
richardf

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San Diego, CA USA

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I have that gas Hirobo Kit Steven which is a sweet flyer with the OS GT-15 gas motor too!

-Richard

Team JR Americas - AMA 4628

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03-14-2014 10:52 AM  4 years agoPost 13
dschertz

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Jackson, MI

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I was thinking of converting my 90 over to the gas version.

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03-14-2014 12:29 PM  4 years agoPost 14
petiteway

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Melbourne, Australia

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I have only one JR helicopter which is JR Airskipper E12, all the rest of my helicopters are Hirobo, by comparing the parts side by side, I can feel the difference between Hirobo and JR parts, Hirobo metal parts are more solid and feel better in hands, JR parts are not as solid as Hirobo from my point of view, Hirobo plastic parts are also tougher than JR, I even feel Hirobo plastic parts are tougher than Align metal parts, well, maybe it's just me but it's my feeling.

I will keep my Hirobo fleet and I am still stocking parts whenever the cheap deal appears, I buy Hirobo parts from RCJapan regularly too and the price is much cheaper than buying from local distributor even includes the shipping.

RCJapan is the way to go so I don't worry about the parts as far as Hirobo does not close business.

I am now stocking parts to prepare for just in case one day Hirobo closes their rc helicopter business, I would like to still have enough parts to keep flying.

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03-14-2014 01:40 PM  4 years agoPost 15
2kwik2c

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Chino Hills, USA

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petiteway it's funny you mentioned the JR Airskipper E12 as I have one too. Now that you mentioned it, I do notice that difference. For those who are also JR enthusiast, please do not take me the wrong way. JR also is a quality RC helicopter and they're really good at what they do. They also follow through where the trend goes and reciprocate the customers inputs. However the materials they use is a bit in the lesser side compared to Hirobo. Hirobo is meticulous when it comes to their parts and materials...I guess. This is clearly reflected on their kits. My Lepton EX for example is quality in craftsmanship and material wise. I'd say this is what makes Hirobo different from the rest.

People have complained about Hirobo being too expensive, but that's the price you pay for that top notch quality. They're all about quality and not quantity. This has always been the biggest debate among RC helicopter enthusiast. I always hear this statement: "For that price I could get 2-3 more of this type of helicopter, so why should I pay for that?". Well, that's all good if that's what make you happy. But for those like us who strive for a much better platform, this is what makes us happy. You've never heard of a luxury car priced like a regular average car. Same concept as in RC helicopters. The more quality parts and materials they use, the more you have to pay for it. That's just the way it goes. Well, enough about that as I'm getting side tracked. Anyways thanks for the insight.

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03-14-2014 11:11 PM  4 years agoPost 16
allegro16

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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I've been flying Hirobo for 3 years now. Started with the SDX and now flying F3C with the Freya which has been converted to electric using the TMRF conversion. Yes Hirobos are rather pricey compared to other brands, but the quality of the parts are superb. Very little maintenance needed...day in day out it is just flying and flying with no issues. It is a very reliable heli.

Besides, RC Japan has the most complete Hirobo parts, so no worries and they give very good and prompt service and response too.

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03-14-2014 11:47 PM  4 years agoPost 17
fastrc1

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Planet Brooklyn, NY-USA

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Yes Yes n Yes. I had my 13 year old X SPEC whistling down my field at a great rate of speed turning the SSR7 and flying aerobatics. One chap says 'what machine is that, a TRex 700?'. I couldn't stop laughing and had to land. When I landed he looked @ it n said Hirobo? It was like he never heard of it. If you know you know n if you don't tooooooooo bad. lolol

RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
Team Futaba USA
Team Kontronik USA
http://flysrw.com

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03-15-2014 01:44 AM  4 years agoPost 18
payne1967

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uk

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don't forget the new breed of pilots only know the word align or trex
and tell you they are quality machines
those of us that have flown different flavours know which one have quality

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03-15-2014 02:08 AM  4 years agoPost 19
fastrc1

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Planet Brooklyn, NY-USA

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RIP Roman Pirozek Jr.
Team Futaba USA
Team Kontronik USA
http://flysrw.com

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03-15-2014 02:24 AM  4 years agoPost 20
Santiago P

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South West, Ohio

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don't forget the new breed of pilots only know the word align or trex
and tell you they are quality machines
those of us that have flown different flavours know which one have quality
It reminds me of the movie Idiocracy

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